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Regional Construction Manager

Apply Now angle-right Job no: 589220
Work type: Full Time - Permanent
Location: Hastings
Categories: Engineering (All disciplines), Project Management, Construction

Downer has been designing, building and sustaining New Zealand’s infrastructure for over a century and is a leading provider of integrated services in Australia and New Zealand.

With over 10,000 employees in New Zealand, we work alongside some of New Zealand’s biggest businesses, councils and government agencies.

The Hawke's Bay Construction business is looking for a highly motivated Regional Construction Manager to take ownership and manage a successful team. It’s not for the faint-hearted – we’re looking for an effective business leader and communicator who’s not afraid of challenges.

This is an exciting opportunity to lead our high performing Hawke's Bay based Construction teams. Bring your strong civil construction and leadership experience to the fore and make this role your own. The team have a solid forward workload, with many exciting projects in the pipeline to keep you and the team busy.

About the role
In this key leadership role as part of our local Transport team, you’ll work with the Regional Manager and Construction Managers in setting and executing our strategy. You will be responsible for overall operational delivery of construction works within the Hawke’s Bay area.

Your focus will be to promote and drive:

  • Our strategic business development for the Hawke's Bay Regional Construction team
  • Development of construction capability within the Contract Managers and Project Engineers
  • Growing the team, and the capability of the team by providing clear and positive leadership
  • Work with the Regional Manager to retain and enhance current business and develop capability to deliver on new business opportunities
  • Leadership and provide support across the construction team and associated operational teams to deliver successful outcomes

About You
As an experienced Construction or Project Manager, you’ll bring with you a proven record of putting people first through providing decisive and inclusive leadership to your teams and the wider business. You’ll also have:

  • Strategic planning skills, focused on delivering BAU with excellence whilst growing our market
  • Strong communication skills including the ability to build and maintain relationships
  • A collaborative approach and ability to engage at all levels of the business
  • Demonstrated capability in financial and performance management
  • Extensive construction experience in delivering contracts including demonstrated capability in commercial acumen, project controls, programme management and resource planning.

A role with us can enable you to develop and enhance your skills and experience.  This is a great opportunity for you to join our diverse and inclusive culture and be part of a great team thriving in a collaborative fast-paced environment.  We will reward you with a competitive remuneration package, flexible working arrangements, great training and ongoing development, and the opportunity to advance your career within our organisation. 

If this role appeals to you and you tick most of the criteria above, then don't delay, we'd love to hear from you today!  Apply via  and enter reference number 589220

Downer NZ is an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse and inclusive culture. 

Our workplaces are drug and alcohol free - all successful applicants will be required to undertake a pre-employment drug test and medical.  

Due to the fast-paced nature of Downer, our vacancy close dates may be subject to change, so don't delay and make sure you apply as soon as possible. 


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